Thursday, February 19, 2015

February Assessment Class

The February session just started, so it's not too late to join. Enrollment for February is open through the end of the month. Click the picture below to access the link. I'd love to have you in class. 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Idea for Principal's Day or Mother's Day

Mrs. Lindsey had her class write poems for their parents for Valentine's Day which turned into Animoto videos for parents and our principal. Good times!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Plickers --- Turn Your Phone into a Clicker System

Turn your phone into a clicker system by simply creating a FREE account in Plicker. You'll have to print every-pupil-response papers for students for your phone to scan. They are individualized and your phone will determine your students' multiple choice answers based on the way they hold their papers. It's simple to use! My student teacher, Brittni Smith, shared this site with me! :)

Louisiana Purchase in Song

Research into Song

Vocabulary in Motion or Song

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Scavenger Hunt and Word Sort for Un- Words

Differentiate English/Language Arts WITHOUT Centers

At the beginning of the year, I was hopeful the scores were not indicative of their end-of-the-year test. Now, I hope they are. Regardless, I am really proud of my students and their parents. I have an amazing group of parents that encourage and support reading at home. It makes a difference!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Example of Math Stations

Whole-Class Mini-lesson: Review how to use a protractor to measure angles with Brain Pop video: Stop the video to discuss important review points.

Create an anchor chart with new information:  complementary and supplementary angles. I don't believe these terms are in the 4th grade standards, but this lesson allows students to create number sentences equaling 90 and 180.

To reinforce the concept after the lesson, students form a straight line. Create a ray in the middle to split the line in two. Give each student a tortilla chip to "supplement" their breakfast.  Discuss definition of supplementary angles. Next, students form a 90-degree angle with their bodies. Form a ray from the vertex to split the angle. Then, students simultaneously give teachers compliments. I had a few eye rolls, but it was worth it. Discuss complementary angles. :)

9:00-9:15 Computation Station:  Students play Making 10s card game to practice fact fluency. They also create their own addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems. After working the problems, they check their work with a calculator.
9:15-9:30 SMARTBoard Station with Miss Smith:
9:30-9:45 Problem-Solving Station: Students work model-drawing bean cards. They choose Level 1, 2, 3, or 4 based on their readiness levels. They know which one to do. 
9:45-10:00 Review Station: Students choose a site that they need more practice in to work alone or with a partner.

Math Anecdotal Record Form by CherylDick